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Sathiskumar, Hariharan, and Rubankumar are in their Career Best BWF World Ranking

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Sathishkumar has reached BWF Men's Singles World rank 87, and it is 110 plus rank gain from the second week of July 2022. It is a surprise that he hadn't participated in any tournament higher grade than or equal to BWF 100 during 2021 & 2022, and it is time for him to focus on higher-grade tournaments BWF 300 and more during 2023.

Just in 3 months, Hariharan and Rubankumar have gained 900 plus ranks and reached their Career Best 187 by participating in just 6 international series / Challenge tournaments. Though this duo shows consistent performance in the national circuit in 2022, this is the time for them to focus on being in the top 100 world ranking.

Just in 12 weeks, the trios have jumped to their career-best BWF World Ranking. Their growth during this period is relatively notable.

Snake & Ladder Road to Guangzhou 2022 and Paris 2024

Badmintonscholar presents the analysis of the Indian players' World Rank on Week 43, 23 Oct 2022, and discusses the perspectives of the players.

Indian Men's Singles contingent is stronger because of its distribution and depth.

Lakshya, Kidambi, and Prannoy are contesting stronger to ensure 2 berths for the next Summer Olympics Paris 2024.

Paris qualification period will start from May 1 in 2023 to April 28 in 2024.

Sameer Verma, Sai Praneeth, and Sourabh Varma may surprise and penetrate into the top 16 if they perform better during the qualification period.

The promising young players just completed their junior circuit career-best entered into the top 100, Priyanshu RAJAWAT, Meiraba Luwang MAISNAM, and Sathish Kumar KARUNAKARAN are promising a strong tail of the Indian Men's Singles Contingent.

8, Lakshya SEN

11, KIDAMBI Srikanth


31, Sameer Verma

38, Sai Praneeth

45, Mithun Manjunath

47, Parupalli Kashyap

53, Sourabh VERMA

54, Kiran GEORGE

58, Priyanshu Rajawat

66, Meiraba Luwang MAISNAM

76, Subhankar DEY

87, Sathish Kumar KARUNAKARAN

92, Kartikey GULSHAN KUMAR

94, Chirag SEN

In contrast to the Men's Singles, other categories of the Indian side need more focus and fuel to identify potential players and pairs to qualify for Olympics from the top 16 ranks slot.

The minimum and a possible number of players/pairs that can represent a country in the Olympics is 5, each one for a category. At the same time, if two players/pairs from a country are in the top 16 of each category, the Maximum probability is 10 players/pairs. If the same world ranking positions are considered now, India can represent only 6 players/pairs in Paris 2024.

Top 100 Women's Singles Indian Players

5, PV Sindhu

33, Saina Nehwal

39, Malvika Bansod

45, Aakarshi Kashyap

53, Anupama Upadhyaya

57, Ashmita Chaliha


66, Imad Farooqui SAMIYA

67, IRA Sharma

72, Tasnim MIR


85, GADDE Ruthvika Shivan

90, Sri Krishna Priya KUDARAVALLI

91, Rituparna DAS

95, Aditi BHATT

While Saina struggles to keep her momentum, identifying the next players to join Sindhu in the top 16 to qualify for Paris is a challenge for India. Malvika Bansod and Aakarshi Kashyap are in the top 50 and give confidence.

Similarly in Men's Doubles, next to Satwik and Chirag, Arjun and Dhruv is in World 21 and pushing toward the rank 16 mark. The other 5 pairs are in the top 100, it will be a challenge for them to manage Indonesia, China, and other Asian counterparts.

Top 100 Men's Doubles Indian Players

8, Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY Chirag SHETTY



34, Krishna Prasad GARAGA Vishnuvardhan Goud PANJALA

48, Ishaan BHATNAGAR



63, ATTRI Manu REDDY B. Sumeeth

66, Shyam PRASAD S. Sunjith (Jr)


In a meantime, we cannot ignore the growth of the youngsters Hariharan and Rubankumar who won the National Ranking Tournament 2022, Pune this month, have reached the top 200 during the last 12 weeks and are promising.

Top 100 Women's Doubles Indian Players

If Trisha Jolly and Gayatri manage the upcoming world tours, they may join with Ashwini and Sikki.

24, Ashwini PONNAPPA




Ashwini BHAT


58, Haritha MANAZHIYIL H Ashna ROY

63, Simran SINGHI


97, Palak ARORA

Unnati HOODA

Mixed Doubles is the area in which India has to concentrate more. Only 6 pairs are in the top 100 and no one is in or nearer to the top 16. Among these top 6 pairs, Men's and Women's doubles experts, Satwik, Ashwini, Sikki and Dhruv are part. Though they are close to the world's top 16, they will concentrate on Doubles.

Top 100 Mixed Doubles Indian Players

29, Ishaan BHATNAGAR

Tanisha CRASTO

44,Venkat Gaurav PRASAD


52, Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY Ashwini PONNAPPA

63, REDDY B. Sumeeth




93, M.R. ARJUN

Treesa JOLLY

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